The Lost Girl – D H Lawrence

This novel was awarded the James Tait Memorial Prize in the fiction category in 1920 and was begun after "Women in Love". I found the best section of this book was a journey to Italy - it was one of the most descriptive pieces of writing I have read for a long time. I very… Continue reading The Lost Girl – D H Lawrence

Digging up the Detail – 19th Century burial fees

My current work in progress, The Shackletons of Whitehaven, has a scene where a mother and daughter - Dolly and Becky - discuss the cost of burial in Whitehaven. The customary fee for a four foot grave was a shilling (1/-) because the gravediggers only had to go down four feet. After that it was… Continue reading Digging up the Detail – 19th Century burial fees